Your Successful & Happy Career in Vet Medicine

'So You're A Vet... Now What?' exists because we believe being a vet can and should be the best job ever. But we also know that the challenges you face in practice each day can take their toll and leave you feeling burned out or disenfranchised. The reality is that being a vet is also a hard job and the clinical training you received at vet school is simply not enough to ensure a great career.

In fact, there is another skill set that is so much more important. The non-clinical skills (or life skills as we call them) are things like emotional intelligence, the smarts to say the right word and the right time, and the ability to manage your time. These, and many besides are the skills that will provide you with the foundation for a happy and healthy career as a vet.

So You're A Vet... Now What teaches these skills exclusively. But this is so much more than an educational platform. This is a toolkit where you will have access to templates, frameworks and worksheets to help you build and execute your plan. Plus you'll be part of a global support network - a place of positive encouragement. 

And finally, you'll be learning in a RACE and Vetted accredited community where you can get 12 hours of structured education credit.

What You'll Learn

So You're A Vet... Now What combines teaching, practical tools and community support into one experience so you can develop your skills effectively and safely with your peers. At the heart of the So You're A Vet... Now What program are our outstanding non-clinical skills training modules and associated toolkits. These training modules build consecutively to teach you the tools, mental judo and skills essential to your success and happiness. You can find the full training schedule below.
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Member Benefits

As a So You're A Vet... Now What community member you'll receive

  • Accredited Training Modules

    There are over 15 hours of world-class training modules with RACE & VetEd accreditation which tackle subjects in easily manageable chunks.

  • Templates and Worksheets

    Each module comes with a supporting tool, framework and quiiz to help you to easily implement the strategies you learn. So you can start winning immediatly

  • Peer Support

    Through our online Facebook group, you'll access community support to keep you on track to meet your goals, celebrate the wins and help overcome your struggles.

Course curriculum

Meet Your Mentor

Author of So You're A Vet... Now What?

Dr Dave Nicol

Author of So You're A Vet... Now What?

"The world is never going to change just because you think it should. You are the change, so become what you want to world to be more like"

Why Join So You're A Vet... Now What?

  • Career objectives and planning

  • Positive mindset training

  • Communication skills

  • Supportive global peer network

  • Career success toolkits

What community members say


Dr Michael Fontano


"I like [So You're A Vet... Now What] because feel like I still have a network of peers available to me instead of me being on my own."

Dr Charlotte Dawson


"Each area we have covered... has taught me something new I can carry confidently to incorporate at work."

Dr Helen O'Kelly


"Since joining... I feel in a safer and happier place, where I have a mentor and a group of friends for support."

Pricing options

A low cost one-off payment. (we welcome members from all over the world).


Your common questions answered

  • How is So You're A Vet... Now What different from other veterinary support services?

    So You're A Vet... Now What is the only place you will find the educational content Dr Dave Nicol has created. It's tailored specifically to the veterinary associates and has helped hundreds, if not thousands of vets like you to enjoy their work. Secondly, So You're A Vet... Now What toolkits and worksheets are the mechanism whereby you take knowledge and put it into practice. This is not some theory-driven course, it's a community that is serious about helping you connect with and love your work. Finally, we offer an easy to access, accredited solution to your challenges all at a great price.

  • Do I get any CE/CPD points for my membership in the community?

    Absolutely. Members can submit a minimum of 12 hours of approved CE/CPD as part of their membership.

  • Can I join at any point in the year?

    Yes, our systems open up access to our monthly non-clinical skills training modules automatically from the date of admission. Plus, on registration, you’ll have instant access to all our back catalogue of recordings and the Facebook community.

  • What happens if I want to cancel my membership?

    All members can try the community risk-free for the first 14 days of their membership. If, during this time, you decide the community does not meet your needs, then just let us know, and we will arrange a prompt refund. After this period has elapsed, a refund is not possible.

  • Can I remain a member if I move jobs or countries?

    We are pleased for you to remain a member regardless of your role or location on planet earth. How this works is very much between the person who pays for the course and you. So, we recommend a discussion with your previous or new employer, so your access is unimpeded. Remember, many practices will happily fund your place in So You're A Vet... Now What as it offers incredible value for money in reaching the required CE/CPD hours. We can be very flexible to meet your needs; email us for help.

  • I’m over five years qualified, is So You're A Vet... Now What still of value to me?

    Yes, yes, yes! We have members who have been vets for more than 30 years! If this is you, then you also have an abundant life experience to share with the So You're A Vet... Now What community, and we would welcome you with open arms. We believe that non-clinical skills, support and networking should be available to all.

  • Do you teach any clinical skills in the So You're A Vet... Now What community?

    No, but the core of the community are the foundational non-clinical or life skills because we believe these to be the determinants of success and happiness in practice.

Bonus material

As a member you'll score this sweet merch!

  • Improve Your Life as a Vet Ebook

    In Dr Dave's ebook, you'll find short, digestible text with some easy-to-implement pointers that will definitely help you improve your life significantly.

  • Managing Debt & Building Wealth Interview

    Listen in as Dr Dave Nicol speaks with Fritz Wood a veterinary CPA and industry expert from the US.

  • How To Pay Off Your Student Debt in Five Years with Dr Meredith Bailey Jones

    In this interview format webinar, Dr Dave finds out how Meredith Bailey-Jones, ER veterinarian and money management expert paid off her student debt in five years.

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